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A local councillor since 1999, Peter Chowney has been council leader since 2015.

Peter Chowney chosen as Labour’s candidate in parliamentary election

Another parliamentary candidate is in place, with the selection of Hastings Borough Council leader Peter Chowney to represent Labour. The LibDems chose their man long ago and the Greens make their choice later this week, but the signs are that Ukip will not be contesting the seat this time. Nick Terdre reports.

Nick Perry, once more the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Hastings & Rye, at the party's recent conference in Brighton.

Lib Dems first out of the election traps

Faced with the possibility of a snap general election, the local Lib Dems have stolen a march on their political rivals by selecting their parliamentary candidate. Nick Terdre reports.

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Campus survives but new sustainable model will be developed, says University of Brighton

Hastings campus is not sustainable in the longer term, the University of Brighton has concluded. It will now seek to develop a “new model” of higher education provision in the town, in conjunction with Sussex Coast College Hastings. But a withdrawal from the town, as local politicians had feared, is not envisaged. Nick Terdre reports.

Amber Rudd on the stomp (photo: Frank Copper).

Amber Rudd promoted following re-election

Amber Rudd has been named Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change following her re-election for Hastings and Rye last week. Nick Terdre reports.

Council leader Jeremy Birch, left, signing an agreement in March with Prof Julian Crampton, vice-chancellor of the University of Brighton (photo: HBC).

Council leader Jeremy Birch dies

Council leader Jeremy Birch died in the Conquest Hospital today, Wednesday, after being unconscious for several days.

Posted 21:39 Wednesday, May 6, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: , , , ,
Respect Party's David Lofts - standing down to help Labour's campaign.

And then there were five…

The official list of candidates standing for the post of MP for Hastings and Rye was published last week, showing five contestants instead of the expected six. The missing person is David Lofts of the Respect Party, who has decided to stand down. Nick Terdre reports.

Where do the Tory and Labour candidates stand on future developments in the Country Park?

Country Park pledges from Rudd and Owen

Concerned over recent developments in the Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve (HCPNR), Michael Madden, a former member of the Save Ecclesbourne Glen lobby group, decided to check out where the local Conservative and Labour candidates stand on these issues. Here he discusses his findings.

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Sarah Owen, Labour Party

SOS: Some people have become cynical about the way our society is organised e.g. finance, education, work, politics, the tax system and legal system, to mention just a few sectors. Furthermore, in the midst of growing inequality many of our core institutions are now perceived as serving a privileged elite, and neglecting or exploiting ordinary people. What is your view on this issue and what might you do to address the problem?  What is your vision of the ‘good society’ and how might such a society be organised and financed?

Posted 16:07 Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 In: Election 2015 Tags: ,
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